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“A must travelling along the NSW South Coast”

Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond
Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Grand Pacific Drive is a 140km coastal drive, starting just 45 minutes south of Sydney, NSW, Australia in the beautiful Royal National Park. Driving scenery includes, coastal rainforests to quaint villages and over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. The drive heads into Wollongong then through to Shellharbour, Kiama and the Shoalhaven. Experience ‘beyond’ into the scenic Southern Highlands, Batemans Bay, Canberra, the greater South Coast and onto Melbourne. Local Tips: - Driving through the Royal National Park is free. Fee of $12.00 applies if stopping to enjoy this picturesque playground. - Parking for the Sea Cliff Bridge can be found north of the Bridge at Leeder Park or Coalcliff Beach. - Free Parking at all beaches along the Grand Pacific Drive Wollongong offers free on-street parking on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. - Keep a look out for the many information centers along the Grand Pacific Drive. Public Transport: - Sea Cliff Bridge: Premier Bus # 2 from Coalcliff to Wollongong and return. Closet Train station is Coalcliff with an 800 walk to the start of the Sea Cliff Bridge on the Northern Side.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The drive is one of the most picturesque drives anywhere. Just after the Sea Cliff Bridge there is a lookout which is a must. Great photo opportunity of the Sea Cliff Bridge and the Wollongong coastline.

Thank Sandra V
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thankyou Sandra V for leaving a 5 star review of the Grand Pacific Drive. There are many great points along the drive that give you that great photo, dont forget Bald Hill Lookout at Stanwell Tops for the best view of the Northern Illawarra.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We drove over this on Easter Sunday and as we are local it was not our first time.
It really is a lovely road todrive along and although it isn't that long you never tire of driving over it.
The walk along it is lovely with the cliff face on one side and ocean on the other.
It could do with a little more parking as coming off the bridge people had literally just stopped their car.
Other than that it's a nice activity to tick off the list

Thank Robchelle
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you Robchelle for leaving a 5 star review. The Sea Cliff Bridge is a lovely part of the Grand Pacific Drive. The best way to enjoy it is to definitely walk the bridge.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

It's definitely a nice drive, some parts a little boring than others, but from Thirroul northbound is beautiful, and lots of great places to stop and admire the view out over the ocean.

Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A must do drive from Sydney to Wollongong, world class views, and an easy drive, or park the car and walk it!

Thank Kellie J
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you Kellie J for taking the time to leave a 5 star review on the Grand Pacific Drive.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Awesome but needs more parking spots at look outs especially near the beautiful new bridge. There could an information stop or two and more pathways.

Thank Australiacatcat
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you Australiacatcat for taking the time to leave a 5 Star review. As you can imagine if the road needed to be built over the ocean we are limited with land availability in the area. We always reccommend to park to the north of the bridge at the beach and walking back or to the south there is a small gallery and playground with car spaces as well.

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